Onsite Program

Download your PDF Pocket Program for the onsite program for ASC2017!

We also have an online program for the Digital Conference Stream.

Listed below are the confirmed presentations (research, case studies, general presentations, poster talks, professional development sessions and opening plenaries). Additional online sessions will be announced soon!

All onsite sessions below are linked to confirmed presenters attending in person in Adelaide who may elect to also offer online sessions. More online sessions coming soon, along with posters and science art.

We are still accepting submissions for the digital program online. All onsite delegates have full access to both onsite and online programs.

Please note that although the presentations below have been confirmed, sometimes changes can occur outside our/presenter control. This program may be subject to change in the lead up to the conference next week.

Opportunities for delegates

Want something animated like our 86 second conference video? Get 2D animations and accompanying #scicomm infographics: ASC2017 delegates save 15% on your first animation job with ASC2017 sponsor Redboat when ordered by 1st July 2017! More info…

Writing Clear Science: ASC2017 delegates save 20%. Intending to brush up your science writing skills in 2017? All delegates receive 20% discount to the Writing Clear Science workshop at UniSA’s Magill campus on Monday only or both Monday and Tuesday 20th and 21st February. More info…

Australian Manual of Scientific Style (AMOSS): ASC2017 delegates and members save $10. More info…

Gascoigne-Metcalfe international smash hit play “The Two Cultures” is seeking 6-7 actors for the Friday lunchtime performance in the Auditorium. More info…

ASC2017 Conference delegates can receive 20% discount on Susanna Priest’s new book: Communicating Climate Change: The Path Forward. Susanna Priest is the current editor of the journal Science Communication. Her new book moves beyond the question of how to persuade people that climate change exists to the question of how best to facilitate collective action, is written in accessible language so that interested non-specialists can also make use of it and charts a new course for communication research that focuses more directly on the collective impacts of communication. ASC2017 conference delegates can use the following token on www.palgrave.com to receive 20% off the printed book or eBook! PM17TWENTY (valid until 31/03/2017)

FREE Screening of Secrets of the Kimberley for ASC2017 Delegates available before and after the Making Of. More info…

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Opening Plenary

Recognising and rewarding research engagement and impact | Speaker: Leanne Harvey

Day Thursday 23 February | Time 9:10am | Location Auditorium

While Australia’s research performs strongly on indicators of quality, it underperforms in measures of university and end-user collaboration for research.

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Plenary

Science communication in a post-fact world | Producer: Lisa Bailey | Chair: Lisa Bailey | Panellists: Anna-Maria Arabia Tory Shepherd Simon Torok Susannah Eliott

Day Thursday 23 February | Time 9:35am | Location Auditorium

How do we start conversations when we can’t negotiate any common ground to start from? How do we, those whose job it is to digest, interpret and present that information in a useful and accessible way, go forward in this brave new world?

Full details

Seeing science museums differently | Producer: Kristin Alford | Chair: Kristin Alford | Panellists: Katie Dyer Derek Williamson Katrina Nitschke

Day Friday 24 February | Time 1:00pm | Location Auditorium

Join carefully selected panellists in this futuristic peek into the rich tapestry of science museums…

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So why don’t they just listen to us? – changing strategies to better engage with different people | Producer: Craig Cormick | Speaker: Craig Cormick

Day Thursday 23 February | Time 2:25pm | Location Auditorium

By Dr Craig Cormick Incoming President ASC Different people can have very different values and beliefs to your own. And as these values and beliefs govern people’s attitudes, it is important to understand them so that you can frame discussions from their point of view, and more successfully engage with them. One of the core […]

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What has the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) ever done for Science and Science Communication? | Producers: Heather Bray Kali Madden Joan Leach | Chair: Joan Leach | Panellists: Kate Driver Jenni Metcalfe Toss Gascoigne Fabien Medvecky

Day Thursday 23 February | Time 12:10pm | Location Auditorium

Join industry experts in a good hard look at the role of HASS in Science, Science Communication and the future…

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Debate

The Great ASC Debate: Celebrities should promote scientific outcomes! | Producer: Ian McDonald | Chair: Paul Willis | Speakers: Craig Cormick Andrew Stapleton Lee Constable Adam Selinger Fabien Medvecky Jenni Metcalfe

Day Thursday 23 February | Time 6:00pm | Location Auditorium

Welcome to the great ASC debate, and enjoy a session of fun, laughter, comedy and of course science with a very well-known team of debaters from all corners of the ‘celebrity’ and science spectrum.

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Panel

Science communication in a post-fact world | Producer: Lisa Bailey | Chair: Lisa Bailey | Panellists: Anna-Maria Arabia Tory Shepherd Simon Torok Susannah Eliott

Day Thursday 23 February | Time 9:35am | Location Auditorium

How do we start conversations when we can’t negotiate any common ground to start from? How do we, those whose job it is to digest, interpret and present that information in a useful and accessible way, go forward in this brave new world?

Full details

Seeing science museums differently | Producer: Kristin Alford | Chair: Kristin Alford | Panellists: Katie Dyer Derek Williamson Katrina Nitschke

Day Friday 24 February | Time 1:00pm | Location Auditorium

Join carefully selected panellists in this futuristic peek into the rich tapestry of science museums…

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Taking the plunge: so you want to be a communication consultant? | Chair: Simon Torok | Panellists: Karen Pearce Paul Holper Toni Stevens

Day Friday 24 February | Time 9:05am | Location Tower Room

Join a panel of communicators as they describe their journeys into consulting and share advice, tips and pitfalls.

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What has the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) ever done for Science and Science Communication? | Producers: Heather Bray Kali Madden Joan Leach | Chair: Joan Leach | Panellists: Kate Driver Jenni Metcalfe Toss Gascoigne Fabien Medvecky

Day Thursday 23 February | Time 12:10pm | Location Auditorium

Join industry experts in a good hard look at the role of HASS in Science, Science Communication and the future…

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Play

The Two Cultures | Co-authors: Jenni Metcalfe Toss Gascoigne | Speakers: Phil Dooley Craig Cormick Jennifer Manyweathers

Day Friday 24 February | Time 12:20pm | Location Auditorium

This theatrical examination of Snow’s controversy asks is there a wall between the two cultures? Can people talk productively across the divide? Or is it the source of confusion, uncertainty and poor policy? And was science communication born as an attempt to patch over these difficulties?

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Documentary

Documentary: The Secrets of the Kimberley – Making the Invisible Visible (online) | Speaker: Trevor Almeida

Day TBA | Time TBA | Location Online

This documentary takes you on an expedition into the remote Kimberley region with a team made up of an artist and scientists. What they find redefines their values and how they view the natural world. It showcases one of the last great wilderness areas through incredible wildlife-great and small.

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Livestream

‘Prepare Wellington’: Trans-situational mapping in a crisis. What can contextually relevant information offer science communication? | Speakers: Jo Bailey Tristam Sparks

Day Thursday 23 February | Time 11:05am | Location Auditorium

A research report written for the Wellington Regional Emergency Management Office that aimed to understand whether citizens within a geographically diverse area might use alternative networks of communication before a crisis.

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Animation case study: The Australian National Outlook | Speaker: Adrian King

Day Friday 24 February | Time 10:35am | Location Auditorium

In this case study, Adrian will guide you through the process of how Redboat worked with CSIRO to develop the script, concept and designs for, and to produce the animation for, The Australian National Outlook.

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Animation case study: The Soil & Landscape Grid of Australia | Speaker: Adrian King

Day Friday 24 February | Time 10:35am | Location Auditorium

In this case study, Adrian will guide you through the process of how Redboat worked with CSIRO to develop the script, concept and designs for, and to produce the animation for, The Soil & Landscape Grid of Australia.

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Astrospatial Architecture and Smart Light Cities: A new urban ethos based on electromagnetic fluxes | Speaker: Davina Jackson

Day Friday 24 February | Time 10:35am | Location Auditorium

Light remains the origin and sustenance of all forms of life on Earth—but human living is being transformed by ingenious applications of astrospatial technologies that were devised to fly to other planets.

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Bringing together Aboriginal stories, government priorities and science to create change with the interactive Interplay Wellbeing Framework | Speaker: Sheree Cairney

Day Friday 24 February | Time 9:05am | Location Auditorium

Aboriginal knowledge is passed down through stories, and governments mainly speak the language of numbers, so we developed a coordinated approach merging Aboriginal knowledge with western science – by bringing together stories and numbers.

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Climate champion farmers, integrating deficit, dialogue and participatory science engagement | Speaker: Jenni Metcalfe

Day Thursday 23 February | Time 5:00pm | Location Auditorium

Explores the Climate Champion program of farmers to look at the relationships that evolved between the farmers who participated in the program during 2009-2016.

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Communicating about social impacts to scientists, engineers, and corporations who are changing our planet | Speaker: Will Rifkin | Co-author: Katherine Witt

Day Thursday 23 February | Time 3:30pm | Location Auditorium

In 2013, the coal seam gas (CSG) industry provided $1 million for 3 years of research to identify the cumulative social and economic effects of the industry’s $30-billion development in Queensland’s Darling Downs agricultural area. This conference paper will not focus on the results per se but rather on the reception to the results by industry, government, and the community.

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Communicating Complex Science in the clickbait era | Speaker: Helen Beringen

Day Friday 24 February | Time 9:05am | Location Auditorium

This presentation will illustrate the key challenges of communicating complex science involving big data, to ensure impact.

Full details

Communicating neuroscience across cultures in remote Aboriginal communities with Brain Stories and No Smokes | Speaker: Sheree Cairney

Day Friday 24 February | Time 10:35am | Location Auditorium

‘Brain stories’ is a concept of developing tools to communicate the neuroscience of brain and behavior for Aboriginal people.

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Communicating Science in a [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED] environment: A case study of science communication at Defence Science and Technology Group | Speaker: Marc West | Co-author: Renée Webster

Day Thursday 23 February | Time 3:30pm | Location Auditorium

We will cover some of the unique challenges faced when communicating science in this often restrictive environment, and present strategies to improve outreach and communication activities within the prescribed policy and security framework.

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Giving science a style makeover | Speakers: Richard Stanford Sarah Olesen

Day Friday 24 February | Time 10:35am | Location Auditorium

Until now, there has been no Australian science style manual. Introducing the Australian manual of scientific style (AMOSS).

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How a PhD student ended up creating an award-winning outreach video | Speaker: Tullio Rossi

Day Friday 24 February | Time 10:35am | Location Auditorium

In this talk you will discover how a PhD student, with no experience in animation and outreach, ended up creating a three-time award-winning animated video.

Full details

LAWA (Land Air Water Aotearoa): A human-centred design process case study for science communication | Speakers: Jo Bailey Tristam Sparks

Day Friday 24 February | Time 9:05am | Location Auditorium

LAWA​ (Land Air Water Aotearoa) is a website designed with the purpose of making scientific information on New Zealand’s environment available to the public in an easily comprehensible, credible and trustworthy way.

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New modes of thought: Case studies from Canada’s far North | Speaker: Misha Donohoe

Day Thursday 23 February | Time 5:00pm | Location Auditorium

This session provides a synthesis of projects that Misha has been involved with. It draws on on extensive interviews and describes emergent themes in approaches to science and the role of science communication in the North.

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Perfecting the pitch: challenging researchers to see (and talk about) their science differently | Speaker: Karen Pearce | Co-author: Mandy Hopkins

Day Thursday 23 February | Time 3:30pm | Location Auditorium

In the National Environmental Science Programme Earth Systems and Climate Change Hub, we are actively working with our researchers to help them see their science through the eyes of the different stakeholder groups, and communicate their work accordingly.

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Rebooting Spaceship Earth: Introducing the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) | Speaker: Davina Jackson

Day Friday 24 February | Time 10:35am | Location Auditorium

The Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) project is now in its second decade of international funding through to 2025 and is supported by more than 200 nations and global science organisations, including the major space agencies.

Full details

Recognising and rewarding research engagement and impact | Speaker: Leanne Harvey

Day Thursday 23 February | Time 9:10am | Location Auditorium

While Australia’s research performs strongly on indicators of quality, it underperforms in measures of university and end-user collaboration for research.

Full details

Science communication in a post-fact world | Producer: Lisa Bailey | Chair: Lisa Bailey | Panellists: Anna-Maria Arabia Tory Shepherd Simon Torok Susannah Eliott

Day Thursday 23 February | Time 9:35am | Location Auditorium

How do we start conversations when we can’t negotiate any common ground to start from? How do we, those whose job it is to digest, interpret and present that information in a useful and accessible way, go forward in this brave new world?

Full details

Seeing science museums differently | Producer: Kristin Alford | Chair: Kristin Alford | Panellists: Katie Dyer Derek Williamson Katrina Nitschke

Day Friday 24 February | Time 1:00pm | Location Auditorium

Join carefully selected panellists in this futuristic peek into the rich tapestry of science museums…

Full details

So why don’t they just listen to us? – changing strategies to better engage with different people | Producer: Craig Cormick | Speaker: Craig Cormick

Day Thursday 23 February | Time 2:25pm | Location Auditorium

By Dr Craig Cormick Incoming President ASC Different people can have very different values and beliefs to your own. And as these values and beliefs govern people’s attitudes, it is important to understand them so that you can frame discussions from their point of view, and more successfully engage with them. One of the core […]

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Talking about environmental pollution – when science is only part of the conversation | Speaker: Laura Boland

Day Thursday 23 February | Time 3:30pm | Location Auditorium

People affected by an environmental pollution issue often don’t have a choice but to become interested in the issue. Scientific information can play a role in helping those people understand the issue more clearly and make important decisions to protect their own health.

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The (economic) value of science | Speaker: Fabien Medvecky | Co-author: Stevie de Saille

Day Thursday 23 February | Time 5:00pm | Location Auditorium

In this talk, I show that whatever this “science for economic growth” agenda might do to science, its biggest flaw is that it rests on a naive reading of economic theory.

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The Great ASC Debate: Celebrities should promote scientific outcomes! | Producer: Ian McDonald | Chair: Paul Willis | Speakers: Craig Cormick Andrew Stapleton Lee Constable Adam Selinger Fabien Medvecky Jenni Metcalfe

Day Thursday 23 February | Time 6:00pm | Location Auditorium

Welcome to the great ASC debate, and enjoy a session of fun, laughter, comedy and of course science with a very well-known team of debaters from all corners of the ‘celebrity’ and science spectrum.

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The making of a science expedition documentary in the remote Kimberley of Western Australia | Speaker: Trevor Almeida

Day Friday 24 February | Time 10:35am | Location Auditorium

Trevor Almeida from Geonewmedia will present a case study on the making of a science expedition documentary in the remote Kimberley of Western Australia.

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The Pantry Blitz encouraged the community to take part in biosecurity surveillance | Speaker: Laura Fagan | Co-authors: Nicolas Garel Anna Micha Rosalie McCauley Nadine Guthrie Rob Emery Catherine Webb Liz Edwards Andras Szito Darryl Hardie Nichole Hammond Rebecca O’Leary David Cousins Alec McCarthy Jeff Russell

Day Thursday 23 February | Time 11:05am | Location Auditorium

The Pantry Blitz helped 1877 community members and their families to understand that they can play an important role as a pest reporter and help protect Western Australian businesses and the economy from harmful exotic pests.

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The Two Cultures | Co-authors: Jenni Metcalfe Toss Gascoigne | Speakers: Phil Dooley Craig Cormick Jennifer Manyweathers

Day Friday 24 February | Time 12:20pm | Location Auditorium

This theatrical examination of Snow’s controversy asks is there a wall between the two cultures? Can people talk productively across the divide? Or is it the source of confusion, uncertainty and poor policy? And was science communication born as an attempt to patch over these difficulties?

Full details

The value of visualising data – the visuospatial mind at work | Speaker: Sarah Olesen

Day Friday 24 February | Time 9:05am | Location Auditorium

This session will discuss user-friendly guidelines for, and examples of, successful data visualisation and data analysis.

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The Virtual Plant Cell: immersion in cell science using virtual reality | Speaker: Karina Price

Day Friday 24 February | Time 10:35am | Location Auditorium

The ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology has created a custom and novel educational virtual reality resource called the Virtual Plant Cell (VPC).

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Tradeoffs in deliberative public engagement with science | Speaker: Cobi Smith

Day Thursday 23 February | Time 5:00pm | Location Auditorium

During the last 30 years deliberative democracy and public engagement with science have developed in theory and practice to the extent that areas of consensus have emerged about good deliberative public engagement in theory. This paper argues that in practice some areas of consensus require tradeoffs.

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Using citizen science to communicate science: Who is it likely to reach, and what impact will it have on public science engagement in Australia? | Speaker: Vicki Martin

Day Thursday 23 February | Time 11:05am | Location Auditorium

Citizen science has facilitated scientific research at greater scales, but what is not so clear is the extent to which citizen science volunteers learn about the scientific process.

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Using engaging graphics and diagrams to communicate science differently | Speaker: Kate Hodge

Day Friday 24 February | Time 9:05am | Location Auditorium

Take your data beyond the standard Excel graph and enhance your communication products.

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Using Social Media to Support a Citizen Science Community of Practice | Speaker: Nancy Longnecker | Co-author: Andrea Liberatore

Day Thursday 23 February | Time 11:05am | Location Auditorium

Social media can provide the setting for an online community of practice that can support dispersed groups of volunteer citizen scientists.

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Welcome Address | Chair: Sarah Lau | Speakers: Joan Leach Craig Cormick

Day Thursday 23 February | Time 8:45am | Location Auditorium

MC for the Ninth National Conference and outgoing National Secretary for the Australian Science Communicators (2009-2016) Sarah Lau welcomes delegates and introduces outgoing National President for the Australian Science Communicators (2014-2016) Joan Leach. Joan looks towards a science communication strategy in turbulent times and introduces incoming National President Craig Cormick. Craig shares science communication challenges […]

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What has the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) ever done for Science and Science Communication? | Producers: Heather Bray Kali Madden Joan Leach | Chair: Joan Leach | Panellists: Kate Driver Jenni Metcalfe Toss Gascoigne Fabien Medvecky

Day Thursday 23 February | Time 12:10pm | Location Auditorium

Join industry experts in a good hard look at the role of HASS in Science, Science Communication and the future…

Full details

Why won’t they just vaccinate? Horse owners, veterinarians and Hendra virus | Speaker: Jennifer Manyweathers

Day Thursday 23 February | Time 3:30pm | Location Auditorium

This case study of an actual emerging infectious disease outbreak spreading from animals to humans in Australia, and the development of a new vaccine, examines differing worldviews of stakeholders involved, and provides a platform for discussion of the role of risk perception and authority. It provides an opportunity for participants to view scientific research and risk communication from different and realistic perspectives.

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Case studies and presentations

‘Seeing Science Differently’: Climate and Water Outlook videos | Speaker: Clare Mullen

Day Thursday 23 February | Time 11:05am | Location Boardroom

The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) is helping audiences ‘See Science Differently’ through the use of video and/or social media activites.

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Animation case study: The Australian National Outlook | Speaker: Adrian King

Day Friday 24 February | Time 10:35am | Location Auditorium

In this case study, Adrian will guide you through the process of how Redboat worked with CSIRO to develop the script, concept and designs for, and to produce the animation for, The Australian National Outlook.

Full details

Animation case study: The Soil & Landscape Grid of Australia | Speaker: Adrian King

Day Friday 24 February | Time 10:35am | Location Auditorium

In this case study, Adrian will guide you through the process of how Redboat worked with CSIRO to develop the script, concept and designs for, and to produce the animation for, The Soil & Landscape Grid of Australia.

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Are we ready to go online? Getting communities involved in rabbit control | Speaker: Ian McDonald

Day Thursday 23 February | Time 11:05am | Location Boardroom

While it could be argued many Australians have access to online materials, can we maintain strong engagement with a majority rural audience through this mechanism?

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Astrofest | Speaker: Kirsten Gottschalk

Day Thursday 23 February | Time 5:00pm | Location Boardroom

Since its inception in 2009, Astrofest has become one of the largest science events in Perth, and is a unique astronomy event of its type and scale in Australia.

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Astrospatial Architecture and Smart Light Cities: A new urban ethos based on electromagnetic fluxes | Speaker: Davina Jackson

Day Friday 24 February | Time 10:35am | Location Auditorium

Light remains the origin and sustenance of all forms of life on Earth—but human living is being transformed by ingenious applications of astrospatial technologies that were devised to fly to other planets.

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Australian Television Weather Presenters as Climate Communicators | Speaker: David Holmes

Day Friday 24 February | Time 10:35am | Location Boardroom

The newly established Monash Climate Change Communication Research Hub is embarking on a project of partnering with over 140 television weather presenters throughout Australia to communicate climate information.

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Bringing together Aboriginal stories, government priorities and science to create change with the interactive Interplay Wellbeing Framework | Speaker: Sheree Cairney

Day Friday 24 February | Time 9:05am | Location Auditorium

Aboriginal knowledge is passed down through stories, and governments mainly speak the language of numbers, so we developed a coordinated approach merging Aboriginal knowledge with western science – by bringing together stories and numbers.

Full details

Communicating Complex Science in the clickbait era | Speaker: Helen Beringen

Day Friday 24 February | Time 9:05am | Location Auditorium

This presentation will illustrate the key challenges of communicating complex science involving big data, to ensure impact.

Full details

Communicating neuroscience across cultures in remote Aboriginal communities with Brain Stories and No Smokes | Speaker: Sheree Cairney

Day Friday 24 February | Time 10:35am | Location Auditorium

‘Brain stories’ is a concept of developing tools to communicate the neuroscience of brain and behavior for Aboriginal people.

Full details

Communicating Science in a [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED] environment: A case study of science communication at Defence Science and Technology Group | Speaker: Marc West | Co-author: Renée Webster

Day Thursday 23 February | Time 3:30pm | Location Auditorium

We will cover some of the unique challenges faced when communicating science in this often restrictive environment, and present strategies to improve outreach and communication activities within the prescribed policy and security framework.

Full details

Exploration of technology in outreach | Speaker: Hannah Feldman

Day Thursday 23 February | Time 5:00pm | Location Boardroom

In this case study, Hannah will share how technology is helping to shake up STEM outreach engagement with students and teachers, via the Questacon Smart Skills Initiative.

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Fight Like a Physicist | Speaker: Emily Hall

Day Thursday 23 February | Time 3:30pm | Location Boardroom

In 2013, I worked with Year 12 and 13 high school students teaching Physics concepts through karate.

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Giving science a style makeover | Speakers: Richard Stanford Sarah Olesen

Day Friday 24 February | Time 10:35am | Location Auditorium

Until now, there has been no Australian science style manual. Introducing the Australian manual of scientific style (AMOSS).

Full details

How a PhD student ended up creating an award-winning outreach video | Speaker: Tullio Rossi

Day Friday 24 February | Time 10:35am | Location Auditorium

In this talk you will discover how a PhD student, with no experience in animation and outreach, ended up creating a three-time award-winning animated video.

Full details

How to turn that research story into a viral media storm | Speaker: Melanie Bagg

Day Thursday 23 February | Time 11:05am | Location Boardroom

In this session the Australian Science Media Centre will share what turns a good story into a media storm.

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How to use conferencing technologies to spread science far & wide overview (online) | Speaker: Ben Newsome

Day TBA | Time TBA | Location TBA

In this overview you’ll see how video and web conferencing technologies can be used to link students & the public with your science content.

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LAWA (Land Air Water Aotearoa): A human-centred design process case study for science communication | Speakers: Jo Bailey Tristam Sparks

Day Friday 24 February | Time 9:05am | Location Auditorium

LAWA​ (Land Air Water Aotearoa) is a website designed with the purpose of making scientific information on New Zealand’s environment available to the public in an easily comprehensible, credible and trustworthy way.

Full details

Making Animation: Getting from concept to screen – a 5 stage process (online) | Speaker: Adrian King

Day TBA | Time TBA | Location Online

This presentation offers a unique inside view of the animation production process, getting right down to the nitty-gritty details. No matter what your involvement with animation is, the principles and practices shared in this workshop will prove valuable.

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New modes of thought: Case studies from Canada’s far North | Speaker: Misha Donohoe

Day Thursday 23 February | Time 5:00pm | Location Auditorium

This session provides a synthesis of projects that Misha has been involved with. It draws on on extensive interviews and describes emergent themes in approaches to science and the role of science communication in the North.

Full details

Perfecting the pitch: challenging researchers to see (and talk about) their science differently | Speaker: Karen Pearce | Co-author: Mandy Hopkins

Day Thursday 23 February | Time 3:30pm | Location Auditorium

In the National Environmental Science Programme Earth Systems and Climate Change Hub, we are actively working with our researchers to help them see their science through the eyes of the different stakeholder groups, and communicate their work accordingly.

Full details

Rebooting Spaceship Earth: Introducing the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) | Speaker: Davina Jackson

Day Friday 24 February | Time 10:35am | Location Auditorium

The Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) project is now in its second decade of international funding through to 2025 and is supported by more than 200 nations and global science organisations, including the major space agencies.

Full details

Science for early childhood in practice in South Australia | Speaker: Sheryn Pitman

Day Thursday 23 February | Time 3:30pm | Location Boardroom

Inspiring Australia is a national strategy designed to strengthen our society’s engagement with the sciences and to improve science literacy.

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Science Hack Day | Speaker: David Harris

Day Thursday 23 February | Time 5:00pm | Location Boardroom

Science Hack Day is an international weekend-long event that brings together scientists, developers, engineers, designers, artists, hackers, and all manner of science-interested creative types to hack things with science.

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SciScouts: Building enquiring minds through STEM | Speaker: Kate Lehane

Day Thursday 23 February | Time 3:30pm | Location Boardroom

SciScouts aims to build linkages with local science institutions to deliver a centralised National Science Week event each year on behalf of Scouts ACT.

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Talking about environmental pollution – when science is only part of the conversation | Speaker: Laura Boland

Day Thursday 23 February | Time 3:30pm | Location Auditorium

People affected by an environmental pollution issue often don’t have a choice but to become interested in the issue. Scientific information can play a role in helping those people understand the issue more clearly and make important decisions to protect their own health.

Full details

The all too human side of science and social media marketing | Speaker: Amanda Cox

Day Thursday 23 February | Time 11:05am | Location Boardroom

During this presentation, I will share some of my experiences working with a small team of communicators and marketers to drive engagement with potential university science students on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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The Grow Light Trolley Project: Shining a light on Biodiversity | Speaker: Mandy Bamford

Day Thursday 23 February | Time 5:00pm | Location Boardroom

Using recycled materials, local artists and community members decorated reclaimed shopping trolleys with artworks depicting local animals and filled them with food plants of those animals.

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The Little Bang Discovery Club | Speaker: Adam Selinger

Day Thursday 23 February | Time 3:30pm | Location Boardroom

Children’s Discovery Museum aim is to foster creativity, critical thinking, cooperation and innovation with a particular focus on science literacy.

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The making of a science expedition documentary in the remote Kimberley of Western Australia | Speaker: Trevor Almeida

Day Friday 24 February | Time 10:35am | Location Auditorium

Trevor Almeida from Geonewmedia will present a case study on the making of a science expedition documentary in the remote Kimberley of Western Australia.

Full details

The value of visualising data – the visuospatial mind at work | Speaker: Sarah Olesen

Day Friday 24 February | Time 9:05am | Location Auditorium

This session will discuss user-friendly guidelines for, and examples of, successful data visualisation and data analysis.

Full details

The Virtual Plant Cell: immersion in cell science using virtual reality | Speaker: Karina Price

Day Friday 24 February | Time 10:35am | Location Auditorium

The ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology has created a custom and novel educational virtual reality resource called the Virtual Plant Cell (VPC).

Full details

Using engaging graphics and diagrams to communicate science differently | Speaker: Kate Hodge

Day Friday 24 February | Time 9:05am | Location Auditorium

Take your data beyond the standard Excel graph and enhance your communication products.

Full details

What about those who really see science differently? | Speaker: Craig Cormick

Day Friday 24 February | Time 10:35am | Location Boardroom

An overview of various research into those members of the community who don’t really get what the fuss about science is all about, and are not particularly engaged by science as a topic of interest.

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What is the Science Media Exchange (Scimex) and are you getting the most out of it? | Speaker: Melanie Bagg

Day Thursday 23 February | Time 11:05am | Location Boardroom

Scimex.org is the new breaking science news portal for Australia and New Zealand.

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Why is there air? Introducing Science to Early Learners overview | Speaker: Sean Elliott

Day Thursday 23 February | Time 3:30pm | Location Boardroom

Abstract Gain an understanding of methods of introducing science employed by Rough Science in Early Learning Centres. This overview session will introduce the fundamental structure of regular science sessions that seeks to 4 to 5 year olds engaged as well as being exposed to basic science concepts such as making observations and answering questions. This […]

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Why won’t they just vaccinate? Horse owners, veterinarians and Hendra virus | Speaker: Jennifer Manyweathers

Day Thursday 23 February | Time 3:30pm | Location Auditorium

This case study of an actual emerging infectious disease outbreak spreading from animals to humans in Australia, and the development of a new vaccine, examines differing worldviews of stakeholders involved, and provides a platform for discussion of the role of risk perception and authority. It provides an opportunity for participants to view scientific research and risk communication from different and realistic perspectives.

Full details

Poster

‘Prepare Wellington’: Trans-situational mapping in a crisis. What can contextually relevant information offer science communication? | Speakers: Jo Bailey Tristam Sparks

Day Thursday 23 February | Time 11:05am | Location Auditorium

A research report written for the Wellington Regional Emergency Management Office that aimed to understand whether citizens within a geographically diverse area might use alternative networks of communication before a crisis.

Full details

Engaging the public to detect marine species on the move: an in-depth study of important factors from the public’s perspective | Speaker: Vicki Martin

Day TBA | Time TBA | Location Thinking Space

If marine scientists needed your help to conduct important scientific research in the marine environment, would you volunteer? What would help or hinder you from participating in the research? These questions, and more, were explored in a national study of marine users in Australia and their interest in ‘marine citizen science’. Citizen science, which describes […]

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Fight Like a Physicist | Speaker: Emily Hall

Day Thursday 23 February | Time 3:30pm | Location Boardroom

In 2013, I worked with Year 12 and 13 high school students teaching Physics concepts through karate.

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How a PhD student ended up creating an award-winning outreach video | Speaker: Tullio Rossi

Day Friday 24 February | Time 10:35am | Location Auditorium

In this talk you will discover how a PhD student, with no experience in animation and outreach, ended up creating a three-time award-winning animated video.

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LAWA (Land Air Water Aotearoa): A human-centred design process case study for science communication | Speakers: Jo Bailey Tristam Sparks

Day Friday 24 February | Time 9:05am | Location Auditorium

LAWA​ (Land Air Water Aotearoa) is a website designed with the purpose of making scientific information on New Zealand’s environment available to the public in an easily comprehensible, credible and trustworthy way.

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Making Animation: Getting from concept to screen – a 5 stage process (online) | Speaker: Adrian King

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This presentation offers a unique inside view of the animation production process, getting right down to the nitty-gritty details. No matter what your involvement with animation is, the principles and practices shared in this workshop will prove valuable.

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Talking about environmental pollution – when science is only part of the conversation | Speaker: Laura Boland

Day Thursday 23 February | Time 3:30pm | Location Auditorium

People affected by an environmental pollution issue often don’t have a choice but to become interested in the issue. Scientific information can play a role in helping those people understand the issue more clearly and make important decisions to protect their own health.

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The Little Bang Discovery Club | Speaker: Adam Selinger

Day Thursday 23 February | Time 3:30pm | Location Boardroom

Children’s Discovery Museum aim is to foster creativity, critical thinking, cooperation and innovation with a particular focus on science literacy.

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The making of a science expedition documentary in the remote Kimberley of Western Australia | Speaker: Trevor Almeida

Day Friday 24 February | Time 10:35am | Location Auditorium

Trevor Almeida from Geonewmedia will present a case study on the making of a science expedition documentary in the remote Kimberley of Western Australia.

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The value of visualising data – the visuospatial mind at work | Speaker: Sarah Olesen

Day Friday 24 February | Time 9:05am | Location Auditorium

This session will discuss user-friendly guidelines for, and examples of, successful data visualisation and data analysis.

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Why is there air? Introducing Science to Early Learners overview | Speaker: Sean Elliott

Day Thursday 23 February | Time 3:30pm | Location Boardroom

Abstract Gain an understanding of methods of introducing science employed by Rough Science in Early Learning Centres. This overview session will introduce the fundamental structure of regular science sessions that seeks to 4 to 5 year olds engaged as well as being exposed to basic science concepts such as making observations and answering questions. This […]

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Meeting

Science Communication Research and Education Network (SCREN) meeting over lunch | Producer: Joan Leach

Day Thursday 23 February | Time 1:30pm | Location Boardroom

Network with colleagues who teach and research in science communication. Postgraduate students very welcome! The point of this informal gathering is to talk about what’s going on at various Universities and institutions and potential identify opportunities to embark upon together and challenges we might share. So please come along, let everyone know what you’re doing and perhaps we can plan future endeavours. In the past, we’ve discussed the relevant codes for our research in the ARC system, updated ourselves on which Universities are teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses in science communication and related areas, discussed workshops, and just ‘caught up’.

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Lunchtime activity

Science Communication Research and Education Network (SCREN) meeting over lunch | Producer: Joan Leach

Day Thursday 23 February | Time 1:30pm | Location Boardroom

Network with colleagues who teach and research in science communication. Postgraduate students very welcome! The point of this informal gathering is to talk about what’s going on at various Universities and institutions and potential identify opportunities to embark upon together and challenges we might share. So please come along, let everyone know what you’re doing and perhaps we can plan future endeavours. In the past, we’ve discussed the relevant codes for our research in the ARC system, updated ourselves on which Universities are teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses in science communication and related areas, discussed workshops, and just ‘caught up’.

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The Two Cultures | Co-authors: Jenni Metcalfe Toss Gascoigne | Speakers: Phil Dooley Craig Cormick Jennifer Manyweathers

Day Friday 24 February | Time 12:20pm | Location Auditorium

This theatrical examination of Snow’s controversy asks is there a wall between the two cultures? Can people talk productively across the divide? Or is it the source of confusion, uncertainty and poor policy? And was science communication born as an attempt to patch over these difficulties?

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Professional development

Animation concept development kick-start (BYO concept) | Speaker: Adrian King

Day Thursday 23 February | Time 3:30pm | Location Tower Room

In this workshop Adrian will guide and assist you through the process of developing an idea for an animation through the first two stages (briefing and concept development).

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Giving science a style makeover | Speakers: Richard Stanford Sarah Olesen

Day Friday 24 February | Time 10:35am | Location Auditorium

Until now, there has been no Australian science style manual. Introducing the Australian manual of scientific style (AMOSS).

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How to be an efficient writer | Speaker: Marina Hurley

Day Thursday 23 February | Time 11:05am | Location Tower Room

In this workshop Marina Hurley shows you how to be more efficient at each stage of the writing process.

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How to turn that research story into a viral media storm | Speaker: Melanie Bagg

Day Thursday 23 February | Time 11:05am | Location Boardroom

In this session the Australian Science Media Centre will share what turns a good story into a media storm.

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How to use conferencing technologies to spread science far & wide overview (online) | Speaker: Ben Newsome

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In this overview you’ll see how video and web conferencing technologies can be used to link students & the public with your science content.

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How to use conferencing technologies to spread science far & wide workshop (online) | Speaker: Ben Newsome

Day TBA | Time TBA | Location Online

During this practical workshop you’ll discover how to use video and web conferencing technologies to link students & the public with your science content.

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Making Animation: Getting from concept to screen – a 5 stage process (online) | Speaker: Adrian King

Day TBA | Time TBA | Location Online

This presentation offers a unique inside view of the animation production process, getting right down to the nitty-gritty details. No matter what your involvement with animation is, the principles and practices shared in this workshop will prove valuable.

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Streamline and Standout! Tips and tricks for writers to have their writing seen. | Speaker: Phil Dooley

Day Friday 24 February | Time 11:05am | Location Tower Room

Tips and tricks to streamline your writing and make it more attractive to journalists and editors.

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Taking the plunge: so you want to be a communication consultant? | Chair: Simon Torok | Panellists: Karen Pearce Paul Holper Toni Stevens

Day Friday 24 February | Time 9:05am | Location Tower Room

Join a panel of communicators as they describe their journeys into consulting and share advice, tips and pitfalls.

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The value of visualising data – the visuospatial mind at work | Speaker: Sarah Olesen

Day Friday 24 February | Time 9:05am | Location Auditorium

This session will discuss user-friendly guidelines for, and examples of, successful data visualisation and data analysis.

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Using engaging graphics and diagrams to communicate science differently | Speaker: Kate Hodge

Day Friday 24 February | Time 9:05am | Location Auditorium

Take your data beyond the standard Excel graph and enhance your communication products.

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What is the Science Media Exchange (Scimex) and are you getting the most out of it? | Speaker: Melanie Bagg

Day Thursday 23 February | Time 11:05am | Location Boardroom

Scimex.org is the new breaking science news portal for Australia and New Zealand.

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When Oscar met Nobel – Utilising performance skills when communicating science to the public. | Speaker: Gregory Rowbotham

Day Friday 24 February | Time 10:35am | Location Tower Room

The application of the Arts into STEM based learning can lead to students being much more engaged and be able to relate with the subject matter much more deeply.

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Why is there air? Introducing Science to Early Learners overview | Speaker: Sean Elliott

Day Thursday 23 February | Time 3:30pm | Location Boardroom

Abstract Gain an understanding of methods of introducing science employed by Rough Science in Early Learning Centres. This overview session will introduce the fundamental structure of regular science sessions that seeks to 4 to 5 year olds engaged as well as being exposed to basic science concepts such as making observations and answering questions. This […]

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Why is there air? Introducing Science to Early Learners workshop (online) | Speaker: Sean Elliott

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Participants in this workshop will gain an understanding of methods of introducing science employed by Rough Science in Early Learning Centres.

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Why won’t they just vaccinate? An emerging infectious disease risk communication workshop | Speaker: Jennifer Manyweathers

Day Thursday 23 February | Time 5:00pm | Location Tower Room

This workshop, based on research into an actual emerging infectious disease outbreak spreading from animals to humans in Australia, examines differing worldviews of stakeholders involved, and provides a platform for discussion of the role of risk perception and authority. It provides an opportunity for participants to view scientific research and risk communication from different and realistic perspectives. The principles considered within this workshop will be applicable to any discourse around risk and mitigation, broadening participants’ understanding of possible approaches to risk communication.

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Workshop

Animation concept development kick-start (BYO concept) | Speaker: Adrian King

Day Thursday 23 February | Time 3:30pm | Location Tower Room

In this workshop Adrian will guide and assist you through the process of developing an idea for an animation through the first two stages (briefing and concept development).

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How to be an efficient writer | Speaker: Marina Hurley

Day Thursday 23 February | Time 11:05am | Location Tower Room

In this workshop Marina Hurley shows you how to be more efficient at each stage of the writing process.

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How to use conferencing technologies to spread science far & wide workshop (online) | Speaker: Ben Newsome

Day TBA | Time TBA | Location Online

During this practical workshop you’ll discover how to use video and web conferencing technologies to link students & the public with your science content.

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So why don’t they just listen to us? – changing strategies to better engage with different people | Producer: Craig Cormick | Speaker: Craig Cormick

Day Thursday 23 February | Time 2:25pm | Location Auditorium

By Dr Craig Cormick Incoming President ASC Different people can have very different values and beliefs to your own. And as these values and beliefs govern people’s attitudes, it is important to understand them so that you can frame discussions from their point of view, and more successfully engage with them. One of the core […]

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Streamline and Standout! Tips and tricks for writers to have their writing seen. | Speaker: Phil Dooley

Day Friday 24 February | Time 11:05am | Location Tower Room

Tips and tricks to streamline your writing and make it more attractive to journalists and editors.

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When Oscar met Nobel – Utilising performance skills when communicating science to the public. | Speaker: Gregory Rowbotham

Day Friday 24 February | Time 10:35am | Location Tower Room

The application of the Arts into STEM based learning can lead to students being much more engaged and be able to relate with the subject matter much more deeply.

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Why is there air? Introducing Science to Early Learners workshop (online) | Speaker: Sean Elliott

Day TBA | Time TBA | Location Online

Participants in this workshop will gain an understanding of methods of introducing science employed by Rough Science in Early Learning Centres.

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Why won’t they just vaccinate? An emerging infectious disease risk communication workshop | Speaker: Jennifer Manyweathers

Day Thursday 23 February | Time 5:00pm | Location Tower Room

This workshop, based on research into an actual emerging infectious disease outbreak spreading from animals to humans in Australia, examines differing worldviews of stakeholders involved, and provides a platform for discussion of the role of risk perception and authority. It provides an opportunity for participants to view scientific research and risk communication from different and realistic perspectives. The principles considered within this workshop will be applicable to any discourse around risk and mitigation, broadening participants’ understanding of possible approaches to risk communication.

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Research

‘Prepare Wellington’: Trans-situational mapping in a crisis. What can contextually relevant information offer science communication? | Speakers: Jo Bailey Tristam Sparks

Day Thursday 23 February | Time 11:05am | Location Auditorium

A research report written for the Wellington Regional Emergency Management Office that aimed to understand whether citizens within a geographically diverse area might use alternative networks of communication before a crisis.

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“The more I know about genetics…”: using research to inform language and approaches to genetics and genomics communication with the Australian public | Speaker: Bronwyn Terrill

Day Friday 24 February | Time 10:35am | Location Boardroom

Changing needs of citizens in the 21st century have prompted new thought about genetics-focused communication, teaching and learning. The “genetically literate” citizen has a working knowledge of genetics and uses it to inform their decisions. However, what constitutes a working or sufficient knowledge of genetics is unresolved.

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Climate champion farmers, integrating deficit, dialogue and participatory science engagement | Speaker: Jenni Metcalfe

Day Thursday 23 February | Time 5:00pm | Location Auditorium

Explores the Climate Champion program of farmers to look at the relationships that evolved between the farmers who participated in the program during 2009-2016.

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Communicating about social impacts to scientists, engineers, and corporations who are changing our planet | Speaker: Will Rifkin | Co-author: Katherine Witt

Day Thursday 23 February | Time 3:30pm | Location Auditorium

In 2013, the coal seam gas (CSG) industry provided $1 million for 3 years of research to identify the cumulative social and economic effects of the industry’s $30-billion development in Queensland’s Darling Downs agricultural area. This conference paper will not focus on the results per se but rather on the reception to the results by industry, government, and the community.

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Communicating science in English: exploring the professional self-perceptions of Australian scientists from language backgrounds other than English | Speaker: Adam Huttner-Koros

Day Friday 24 February | Time 10:35am | Location Boardroom

This paper explores preliminary evidence from a case study of non-Anglophone scientists in an Australian research organisation, where English is the first language.

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Conversation about “The Conversation” in the Australian Twittersphere | Speaker: Brenda Moon

Day Thursday 23 February | Time 11:05am | Location Boardroom

By examining how people share articles from The Conversation, this project provides an opportunity to better understand engagement with academic research on social media, in order to contribute towards developing new measures of the impact of the research.

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Designer babies, human-pig chimeras, and mosquitos: How gene editing is being made public in Australia | Speaker: Heather Bray

Day Friday 24 February | Time 10:35am | Location Boardroom

An exploration of how gene editing is being ‘made public’ in Australia.

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Do science events change how people see science? | Speaker: Isabelle Kingsley | Co-authors: Carol Oliver Martin Van Kranendonk

Day Thursday 23 February | Time 5:00pm | Location Boardroom

The focus of this research is to measure the effectiveness of science communication activities in changing or influencing participants’ understanding, attitudes and perceptions of science.

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Educating Critical Scientists: Critical Science Literacy in University STEM Subjects | Speaker: Chris Vennell

Day Friday 24 February | Time 9:05am | Location Boardroom

This thesis renews the arguments for the critical education of future scientists.

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Engaging the public to detect marine species on the move: an in-depth study of important factors from the public’s perspective | Speaker: Vicki Martin

Day TBA | Time TBA | Location Thinking Space

If marine scientists needed your help to conduct important scientific research in the marine environment, would you volunteer? What would help or hinder you from participating in the research? These questions, and more, were explored in a national study of marine users in Australia and their interest in ‘marine citizen science’. Citizen science, which describes […]

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How do we learn to think like a science communicator? | Speaker: Miriam Sullivan

Day Friday 24 February | Time 9:05am | Location Boardroom

I argue that developing science communicators follow a predictable learning journey, whether they are aiming to become practitioners or researchers.

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Knowing me, knowing you… | Speaker: Miriam Sullivan | Co-authors: Anna Carr Ann Grand

Day Friday 24 February | Time 10:35am | Location Boardroom

It is essential that scientists understand their audiences, both what they know about science and their attitudes to science.

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Potentials, limitations and the future direction of postgraduate education and training in science communication | Speaker: Mitsuru Kudo

Day Friday 24 February | Time 9:05am | Location Boardroom

The aim of this presentation is to discuss potentials, limitations and the future direction of education and training in science communication.

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Seeing [hyped] science differently | Speaker: Tara Roberson

Day Friday 24 February | Time 10:35am | Location Boardroom

The drive to become popular can lead researchers and institutions to draw upon an often criticised tactic: hype.

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Sorting the scientific wheat from nons(ci)ence chaff | Speaker: John Cripps Clark

Day Friday 24 February | Time 9:05am | Location Boardroom

In an online environment rich in unmediated content, the ability to evaluate information sources for credibility is an essential skill for scientists, science students and the general public.

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The (economic) value of science | Speaker: Fabien Medvecky | Co-author: Stevie de Saille

Day Thursday 23 February | Time 5:00pm | Location Auditorium

In this talk, I show that whatever this “science for economic growth” agenda might do to science, its biggest flaw is that it rests on a naive reading of economic theory.

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The Pantry Blitz encouraged the community to take part in biosecurity surveillance | Speaker: Laura Fagan | Co-authors: Nicolas Garel Anna Micha Rosalie McCauley Nadine Guthrie Rob Emery Catherine Webb Liz Edwards Andras Szito Darryl Hardie Nichole Hammond Rebecca O’Leary David Cousins Alec McCarthy Jeff Russell

Day Thursday 23 February | Time 11:05am | Location Auditorium

The Pantry Blitz helped 1877 community members and their families to understand that they can play an important role as a pest reporter and help protect Western Australian businesses and the economy from harmful exotic pests.

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Tradeoffs in deliberative public engagement with science | Speaker: Cobi Smith

Day Thursday 23 February | Time 5:00pm | Location Auditorium

During the last 30 years deliberative democracy and public engagement with science have developed in theory and practice to the extent that areas of consensus have emerged about good deliberative public engagement in theory. This paper argues that in practice some areas of consensus require tradeoffs.

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Using citizen science to communicate science: Who is it likely to reach, and what impact will it have on public science engagement in Australia? | Speaker: Vicki Martin

Day Thursday 23 February | Time 11:05am | Location Auditorium

Citizen science has facilitated scientific research at greater scales, but what is not so clear is the extent to which citizen science volunteers learn about the scientific process.

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Using Social Media to Support a Citizen Science Community of Practice | Speaker: Nancy Longnecker | Co-author: Andrea Liberatore

Day Thursday 23 February | Time 11:05am | Location Auditorium

Social media can provide the setting for an online community of practice that can support dispersed groups of volunteer citizen scientists.

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Why won’t they just vaccinate? An emerging infectious disease risk communication workshop | Speaker: Jennifer Manyweathers

Day Thursday 23 February | Time 5:00pm | Location Tower Room

This workshop, based on research into an actual emerging infectious disease outbreak spreading from animals to humans in Australia, examines differing worldviews of stakeholders involved, and provides a platform for discussion of the role of risk perception and authority. It provides an opportunity for participants to view scientific research and risk communication from different and realistic perspectives. The principles considered within this workshop will be applicable to any discourse around risk and mitigation, broadening participants’ understanding of possible approaches to risk communication.

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Why won’t they just vaccinate? Horse owners, veterinarians and Hendra virus | Speaker: Jennifer Manyweathers

Day Thursday 23 February | Time 3:30pm | Location Auditorium

This case study of an actual emerging infectious disease outbreak spreading from animals to humans in Australia, and the development of a new vaccine, examines differing worldviews of stakeholders involved, and provides a platform for discussion of the role of risk perception and authority. It provides an opportunity for participants to view scientific research and risk communication from different and realistic perspectives.

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Writing about science differently: comparing science blogging by undergraduate and postgraduate students | Speaker: Jen Martin | Co-author: George Aranda

Day Friday 24 February | Time 9:05am | Location Boardroom

Being able to communicate science to lay audiences in easily-understood and engaging language is a key skill for science students to develop.

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